Portsmouth chief executive Peter Storrie has revealed he is actively seeking fresh investment in the club at the request of owner Ali Al Faraj.
The Fratton Park outfit have been beset by financial problems throughout a turbulent season, with staff and players not paid on time on two occasions.
The second occurred last month – following Al Faraj's takeover in October – and Storrie has revealed that the current owner has charged him with finding fresh investment in the new year.
"I have already had meetings with people in Australia and Hong Kong and we will see how that develops," Storrie told the Portsmouth News.
"We are still talking to several people and there will be more meetings over the next week and into the new year.
"Ali wants what is best for this football club and he has asked me to do this. He is very keen for additional investment into the club and I am hoping things can happen.
"I am now concentrating on that. I have done it before with both (former owner) Sulaiman Al Fahim and then Ali being brought on board.
"Now I am trying to do it again and will continue to work hard on that task for the good of this club.
"I am doing everything possible to help, I can assure the fans of that, and hopefully there will be some positive news.
"At this moment in time, I cannot guarantee one way or the other whether an investor will be found. It would not be right for me to speculate. However, I am optimistic."